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Veronica ornata

A Conservation Scheme Plant

Date Introduced
2013

Introduced by
Isle of Wight Group

Reason for Inclusion
Originating from Japan, this plant was a gift to the owner of Cotswold Garden Flowers. A plant was bought from there by HPS Hampshire Group and grown by HPS members since 2007.

Verification
Bob Brown, Cotswold Garden Flowers

Brief description of plant
Clump forming hardy perennial, wintergreen and a tendency to become shrubby.

Height x Spread
30cm x 40cm

Flowers
Flower spikes bearing many small deep violet-blue flowers, opening from bottom to top of the spike.

Foliage
Silvery-grey lanceolate leaves.

Flowering Time
Sept - Oct

Soil type
Any well-drained soil.

Aspect
Full sun

Pests and diseases
Generally no problems.

Cultivation
Needs a period of cool temperatures to initiate flowering so will not start flowering until Sept/Oct continuing until frost. Trim clumps in spring to encourage compact growth.

Propagation
Semi-ripe cuttings will root easily in gritty compost.


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